Paula Dempsey

Paula Dempsey, Chief Financial Officer

Paula Dempsey was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of our Company, effective December 4, 2023. Prior to her current position, Ms. Dempsey served as the Senior Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. She originally joined Torrid in January 2023 as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations. Before her tenure at Torrid, Ms. Dempsey made significant contributions at Mattress Firm, Inc., first as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis from December 2020 to January 2022, and then as Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance until December 2022.

Ms. Dempsey also held various roles at PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT), serving as Vice President of Finance from May 2019 to September 2019, followed by a role as Vice President of Commercial Finance and Investor Relations until December 2020.

Her earlier career included various leadership roles in finance and financial planning and analysis at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC), where she served from April 2017 to May 2019.

Ms. Dempsey holds an MBA and a BA in Economics from Colorado State University.